EAS 570 - Lecture Notes

Introduction to Radiation (PDF)

Review of Thermodynamics: Temperature, pressure, Ideal gas law, First law of TD (PDF)

Review of the fluid equations describing air/water movement on a rotating planet

Forces summary

Pressure Gradient force

Gravitational force

Frictional force

Centrifugal force

Gravity force

Coriolis force

Summary of the forces

Nonlinear fluid advection

Scaling Analysis: simplifying the equations